The song of the day for Monday, June 9, 2014 is “Night and Day.”
The Year of Tony Bennett is pleased to honor the anniversary of the birth of one of our favorite songwriters: Cole Porter, who was born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana. You can learn more about Cole Porter at www.coleporter.org.
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” for the 1932 Broadway musical The Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. The film version of the piece was renamed to The Gay Divorceé, also starring Fred Astaire, and was released in 1934.
“Night and Day” remains one of Porter’s most popular songs and has been widely recorded by artists including Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Night and Day” for his 1992 album Perfectly Frank.
“Night and Day,” as well as the album Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.